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Grateful Dead Live at Ivar Theater on 1966-02-25

Topics Soundboard

1. She's On The Road Again
2. Next Time You See Me
3. I Know You Rider
4. Hey Little One
5. Cold Rain & Snow
6. King Bee >
7. Caution
8. Stealin'

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Ivar Theater
Location Los Angeles, CA

Source MR>DATx>CD


Tracks 1-8 are reportedly from 2/25/66 Ivar Theater, Los Angeles.
Track 9 From late summmer 66.
Tracks 10-12 from mid-to-late 66

Also circulates as 3-12-66


Reviewer: zzzboxofrainzzz - - August 3, 2015
Subject: Feeling nostalgic
Can hear the sound evolving. Love the Hey Little One..... Now where is the 15 star rating option????
Reviewer: Amor_Fati - - January 20, 2015
Subject: Steak
and Acid
Reviewer: njpg - - August 18, 2013
Subject: -
A couple of songs very well executed.
Reviewer: mickyrat - - March 19, 2013
Subject: Wow
Wow.......17 Stars...Wow!
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - March 12, 2013
Subject: 3/12/66 Danish Center -
Light_into_Ashes' blog is pretty comprehensive, probably the most dedicated in terms of getting the date right for its own sake, and if you're the sort that gets into the archeology of this stuff, step into the maze:

As to the show itself - tracks 1-8 - it's totally irresistible for this era - *beautiful* sound, and that makes such a difference when hearing these old shows. Isn't Hey Little One just lovely?

Listening to '66 Dead with this kind of sound clarity is like being doused with a bucket of cold water - and I mean that in a good way! Treat yourself to this if you're stuck somewhere in the 80s trying to convince yourself that this-or-that show is actually pretty good. This is a totally delightful half-hour that requires no "work" on your part!
Reviewer: duckweed - - July 18, 2012
Subject: Oh My!
can i give this sucker like seventeen stars cause i'm gonna?
Reviewer: InfinityOE - - November 10, 2011
Subject: The Grateful Dead: Show #17
Acid Test 13 of 19

Very nice sound. King Bee>Caution and GMLSG>You Don't Love Me>GMLSG sandwich was rockin'. Earliest I Know You Rider and Cold Rain and Snow I've seen (please correct me if there are previous recordings).
Reviewer: Dagon333 - - February 18, 2010
Subject: Again and again
Holy WOW this is crystal clear beauty. If the roots gets you grooving in your boots then this should be part of you collection. Mesmerizing!
Skip the first Stealin' if you want a perfect flow to whatever format you dl to. But don't skip the second, it is IMHO their best performance of it.
Peace and much groove!
Reviewer: TimeofThepassing - - May 13, 2009
Subject: amazing
absolutley amazing music i love how some of this 66 stuff is tight and 69 can be sloppy somtimes its all good either way.
Reviewer: JustAFloatingSage - - May 3, 2009
Subject: KickAssEarlyStuff
Notes to self: Recording is not like the new stuff...but it is pretty damn good I am there with them ... sloppy/tight bluesy/rock pure expression ...

Some slight variations from their later 60's sound ... Jerry and Pigpen ... like left and right hands .... they feed off of each other...Jerry is in that lick I love

Pigpen sings his soul out and blows excellent harp...the way I need to hear it ... ain't no problem in the world anyway ... makes me feel like my depression got a good ass-whoopin
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - - February 24, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" February 25, 1966 at the Ivar Theater, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

Can You Pass The Acid Test?


The Merry Pranksters

The Stroboscopic Ballet Machine & more!

at the Cinema Theater, 1122 No. Western Ave, Los Angeles, California.

MIDNIGHT Friday February 25, 1966

Admission: $2.00 or $1.00 with membership card!

This is a "Must Have" show!

5 stars for the mix
5 stars for the recording
5 stars for the performance

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Magic from 1966~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Good Morning Little School Girl" goes into "You Don't Love Me" and back into "Good Morning Little School Girl."

Pigpen performs 4 songs at this show.

I highly recommend adding this show to your 1966 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the love from 1966.

I miss 1966.

PS: be sure to click Deadlists Project link to download the poster for this show...
Reviewer: phishy moe flavor - - February 22, 2009
Subject: unbelievable sound!
if you have real player you are able to download each track to your real player playlist by hitting the download clip tab that pops up after you play each track. pretty awesome!
Reviewer: hgregs - - February 20, 2009
Subject: here's the handbill -

unreal that it's such a perfect recording
Reviewer: MikeyB.Good - - February 19, 2009
Subject: Excellent Show
This is a ridiculously great show. I must have it if I don't have it already in my collection. I'll call all my friends or email them and see if I can't dredge up a copy. If anyone out there knows where I might find a copy please send along your info.
Reviewer: DMT - - January 17, 2009
Subject: thanks
clear as could be!!
these guys were on fire!!!! The torch had been lit...
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